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The Saracens Head

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner
RATINGS
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About
Canal-side restaurant with good food and service, in countryside location
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Neither of us enjoyed our starters, the fishcake was bland as were the chicken wings. Thankfully the mains were better though the tenderstem broccoli had no heads so it was stalks only and too al dente for my taste. I ordered black coffee, the waiter...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank SunshineSoozy
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this gastropub as part of my wife’s birthday not knowing that they have a little-known mid-week offer for a free main course for people with birthdays- provided you book in advance! The pub is beautifully located ½ mile outside the village of Halsall...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank BobBonHere
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a enjoyable family lunch last week lovely canalside setting food very good with a varied menu lovely decor and friendly staff have been coming here alot over the years would recommendMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mathews687
SaracensHeadHalsall, Owner at The Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review of your most recent visit, its lovely to hear that you enjoyed your families visit, and our new menu. We're really glad to hear you have been visiting us over the years, thank you for your continued custom! We hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Friday for my nephews 3rd birthday and loved the place. The decor inside is stunning, far more modern than I had anticipated. Good range of draught and selection behind the bar and the bartender knew his stuff as he tried to upsell us on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank ursuline91
SaracensHeadHalsall, Owner at The Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Ursuline for your very kind review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your families visit with us, and everything was to your liking! Thank you for all your positive comments, it will be lovely to feed these back to the teams! We hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I work in a residential care home in Lydiate and organised a meal for some of our residents. The welcome we got when we arrived was very warm and friendly. Our tables were ready and in a beautiful room over looking the canal. Our drinks...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jackconor1
SaracensHeadHalsall, Owner at The Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit! It was a pleasure for our team to welcome you and your guests from The Shieling, we are so glad to hear it was enjoyable for you all, and that all your needs were catered for!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jonathan, Grant and all your kitchen team for a wonderful Christmas lunch on Tuesday. From start to finish everything was just perfect. The Fish Tian starter was outstanding. The pickled cucumber spaghetti and saffron mayonnaise brought all the fish flavours together perfectly -...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Carole H
SaracensHeadHalsall, Owner at The Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Carol for your very kind review. We were so grateful that you chose to join us for Christmas, we know The Boathouse was so special for you, and it was a pleasure to welcome you and your family at The Saracens instead this...More

Reviewed 17 December 2018

Visited yesterday for family get together,, all 18 of us, we had great service from lovely staff and lovely food , which was served on time and piping hot It’s such a nice country Pub/Restuarant, decorated out for Xmas which made for a lovely day.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mavis m
SaracensH2, Owner at The Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you Mavis for the lovely review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your family gathering with us and you were well looked after by our teams! It was a pleasure to look after you and your family! Wishing you a Merry Christmas &...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Had coffees and lunch. Service was really good, pub was really nice lovely Xmas decorations and food was excellent and plenty of it. Would definitely returnMore

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank L7008NKphil
SaracensH2, Owner at The Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you for the kind review of your recent visit! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us; we have recently made changes to our kitchen and front of house teams, so it is fantastic to hear that everything was to your...More

Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited here a few times now and on each occasion the food hasn’t disappointed, but the staff are the icing on the cake. Nothing is to much trouble and they’re enthusiastic, impeccably polite and all round a credit to the establishment.More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank GrantM222
SaracensH2, Owner at The Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2018

Thank you Grant for the lovely review of your recent visits. We're so glad to hear that you enjoy your time with us at The Saracens, and that you are well looked after by our team on each of your visits. We are incredibly proud...More

Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this countryside pub, very cosy and relaxing inside. Staff really friendly and helpful!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jayeddo
SaracensH2, Owner at The Saracens Head, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Thank you for your review, we're really glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Saracens Head Management Team

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rintydog
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Response from Barbara P | Reviewed this property |
Outside only I would imagine but phone the Saracens Head and ask. They are very pleasant staff.
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Yes they do. The menu has “EB” against certain dishes covered by the early bird offer.
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